Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

Pick a challenge, fire up Vim, and show us what you got.

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$ vimgolf setup
$ vimgolf put [challenge ID]

Played Challenges

Add semicolons - 7807 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10091 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
One number per line - 16309 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 11020 entries

Make the pairs of lines match up by making each second line same as first

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 2
Wrap text in quotes - 306 entries

All the blocks of text should be wrapped in quotation marks.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 3
Gray area - 664 entries

It's a golf metaphor or something.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 2
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 2715 entries

Convert tabs to spaces, strip empty lines and trailing whitespace.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 45
  • Number of attempts: 1
prepend * to every non-blank line - 2709 entries

Prepend an asterisk to every non-blank line in the input file.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 1
The Cake is a Lie - 1151 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 10344 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reverse Simple Deletion - 732 entries

You did the simple deletion, now reverse it.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
Search and Replace 0 - 4434 entries

Replace every instance of 'aaa' with 'xaaax'.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
Where should I put the Newline? - 824 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 4
Letter case trickery - 1461 entries

This file is in a downright esoteric format, consisting of hexadecimal numbers, non-hexadecimal keywords, and "Z" indicating end-of-line. Make the hexadecimal numbers lowercase.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 1
Extract argument from function - 2127 entries

The aim is to see if you can do some refactoring very fast.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 1
The holy-grail may help - 302 entries

Can you find it in less than 20 strokes, Arthur?

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple, Practical, and Common - 29871 entries

Simple things we do all the time should be able to be done with very few keystrokes, but sometimes I find something I need to do makes me go, "There MUST be a better way." This challenge is just a simple movement and entering text at a certain place.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 28
  • Number of attempts: 12
Words in parens - 11996 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 1
Make Fancy Header - 928 entries

Make the header text stand out with surrounding asterisks

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 2
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